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Feb 26, 2011 12:30pm PST
section of the country in five libyan cities. throughout monday and tuesday, president obama was silent on the libyan crisis, late on wednesday mr. obama broke his silence with carefully chosen words. >> first, we are doing everything we can to protect american citizens. and it's my highest priority. in a volatile situation like this one, it's imperative the nations and people of the world speak with one voice, and that that has been our focus. the entire world is watching. >> question, what is the reason why president obama has been hesitant to speak out against gaddafi and. >> it was very weak statement, john. but the reason he's been hesitant to speak is there's 6,000 americans, something like that, as of friday still in that country in various places. gov a maniac responsible for the lockerbie massacre. he could attempt reprisals against americans, shooting of americans, and hostage taking and all the rest. but this crisis, john, gaddafi is approaching his end right now, and in my view lot of people are pushing for american intervention. if anybody's going to go into stop a massacre
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Feb 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
must go without delay. president move -- president obama says this is not meaningful. >> welcome to bbc news. president mubarak of egypt has defied expectations by insisting he will not step down now, despite mass demonstrations against his rule. tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in tahrir square. it soon became clear that after 17 days of demonstrations, he was determined to stay on. the protestors expectation turned to gary. mr. mubarak said he would pass some power to his vice president, omar suleiman. >> the crowd in tahrir square grew steadily. by the time the president spoke, there were hundreds of thousands, waiting and hoping that mubarak was about to leave office. but it was not going to be that simple. >> i speak to you from the heart, as a father to my children. all those who spill the blood of protestors will be punished. >> he promised some powers would be transferred to the vice president, bush reiterated he would stay on until elections in september. >> from the morning, it was clear protests were spreading beyond the square. doctors and medical staff him out
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Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> many remain on the streets. some say that it is too little too late. president obama says he has begin -- he has spoken with the egyptian leader. >> what i indicated tonight to president barack, that an orderly transition must be meaningful, peaceful and it must begin now. >> as people power transforms the landscape, many in the region brace themselves. hello and welcome. after 30 years of power, the egyptian president said he will not step down until the elections attempted murder. this statement came after hundreds of thousands of people -- the elections in september. this statement came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets. >> my first responsibility runout is to regain, instability in our home country. to ensure the peaceful transition of leadership and to ensure that the responsibility moves peacefully to whoever wins in the next election. i did not intend to stand again. i am now very determined to make sure that whenever i do, i finished my duty keeping the peace in egypt. >> however, there were signs that the gesture will the satisfy the international commu
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Feb 26, 2011 1:00pm PST
. proposition eight. the obama administration calls the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. >>> the state's deteriorating awater management system may be heading to catastrophe unless bold steps are taken. >>> and "we were here" takes a look back at the aids years in san francisco. all coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm scott schaefer setting in for belva davis. welcome to "this week in northern california." joining me are dan brekke, josh richman, legal and political affairs reporter for the oakland tribune and carla marinucci, of "the san francisco chronicle." quite a kerfuffle in wisconsin, indiana, ohio. what's happening? what are the unions upset about? what does it mean for california? >> it has been called a tsunami on its way to california. the whole issue broke open this week. a lot of people wondering could california face the same kind of protests and action? this is all about money, power, and politics. the unions, particularly public employee unions are heart of the democratic party. they provide money, man power, and in states like wisconsin, we saw a republican governor
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Feb 2, 2011 12:30am PST
leader says it's too little too late. president obama says he's spoken to the egyptian leader, urging him to recognize the need for change. >> when i -- what i indicated tonight to president mubarak. it's my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must be -- must begin now. >> as people power transforms egypt's political landscape, leaders across the middle east brace themselves. could they be next? >> hello and welcome to bbc news. after 30 years in power, president hosni mubarak has told the egyptian people that he won't be standing in the country's elections in september. his statement came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to demand his resignation. speaking on state television, he said he'd ask parliament to introduce political and economic reforms and wanted to see a peaceful transition of power. >> right now is to regain calm and stability in our home country, to ensure the peaceful transition of leadership and to ensure that the responsibility goes very peacefully to whoever the people of egypt cho
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Feb 18, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> president obama has condemned the violence against anti- government protesters. mr. obama warned that the stability depended on meaningful political reform. security forces again opened fire on demonstrators. the u.s. and the united kingdom has ended all but the central travel. >> it is in crisis. protesters tried to march to the city center again. this is the response. the police and the army are using teargas and bullets. on the day they bury their dead, there is more bloodshed in the streets. dozens are wounded, some of them critically. the cries of others have fallen on deaf ears. it is far from over. he was buried today, one of six protesters to die this week. he was shot dead by the police. across town, the supporters took to the streets. much of it belongs to the minority. the poor here are overwhelmingly muslim. no surprise that these are the people that make up the both of the protesters. >> it makes a difference. >> it has the potential to shape the rest of the region. not just for the oil, but the strategic military. >> there is a strong religious element to it. it is
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Feb 5, 2011 12:30pm PST
. here in the united states president obama asked mubarak to abc indicate now. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief an orderly transition must be meaningful, egypt's overall military budget. question, president obama urges president mubarak to leave office at once. what is president obama's rational for pushing him over the brink? >> the obama administration got out in front and it got too far out in front, john. all that violence occurred wednesday, the obama administration has been caught flat flood in the tide has begun to turn in favor of the government. mubarak's guys are in the streets, they've indicated they'll fight to defend him. the army stayed neutral. the israelis and saudis came out and said the americans are undercutting, stabbing mubarak in the back, an old friend, throwing him seemed to indicate that he wants to be there when the next president is inaugurated, and as of now there is no way in my judgment those protestors without the help of the army can remove president mubarak if he does not wish to go. i think the army and muba
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Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
of progress in discussions over the transfer of power with egypt's vice president. president obama urges president mubarak to listen to the people and calls for change in egypt to begin now. >> in light of what's happened over the last two weeks, going back to the old ways is not going to work. >> welcome to bbc news broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and right around the globe. tension escalates between thailand and cambodia. both sides blame each other. and the husband of the shot u.s. congresswoman says he's going to resume training for the final flight of the space shuttle endeavour. thousands of people as well stayed in central cairo after another huge rally demanding the resignation of egyptian president hosni mubarak. there are reporting of gunfire near the square. protests build friday as the day of departure but president mubarak is still hanging on to power. activists are saying that, although they plan demonstration, people are encouraged to return to work. >> from early this morning, they were celebrating what they were calling the day of the departure with special cha
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Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm PST
regime, hundreds have violently died. president obama says it must end. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters. >> the key parts of the country slipping out of government control, thousands flee. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, hundreds still missing, the search efforts continue following new zealand's powerful earthquakes. >>> the crisis in libya is becoming increasingly volatile. that are reports up to 600 dead and the army being used against its own people. chaos on libya's borders with thousands of fleeing the feared bloodbath. president obama described the violence as outrageous. he said his administration was looking at a full range of options for dealing with the crisis. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. the american people send our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all who have been killed and injured. the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot pea
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Feb 17, 2011 12:00am PST
>> president obama's budget has drawn fire. we will continue the conversation about how the u.s. deals with a mounting budget. ne-yo "battle of los angeles". james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: senator kirsten gillibrand is serving her first term in the u.s. senate from new york. holding the seat held by hillary clinton. she is a member of the senate armed forces committee. an important committee these days. she joins us from washington. an honor to have you on this program. >> it is my privilege. thank you for including me. tavis: i believe budgets are moral documents. jay-z puts it this
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Feb 19, 2011 12:30am PST
obama has condemned the violence used by security forces in bahrain. in a telephone call, mr. obama warns the stability of the gulf state depended on meaningful political reform. at least 50 protesters were wounded when security forces opened fire on demonstrators. this time as they're trying to occupy pearl square. the u.s. and u.k. warrant their nationals against travel to bahrain. >> bahrain is in crisis. protesters tried to march to the center center -- march to the city center again. this was the response. the police and army are using tear gas and bullets. on the day they buried their dead, there was more bloodshed on the streets. dozens were wounded. some were critically wounded. >> they calls for restraint from britain and the others have fallen on deaf ears. the violence in the small gulf state is far from over. >> she has lost a son. he was buried today. one of six protesters to die this week. he was shot by the police. he was killed for a cause of rooted in this country's division. >> people want to stop discrimination. people want to stop the systematic torture going on
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Feb 4, 2011 12:00am PST
living. [applause] tavis: president obama, of course, last week in the state of the union address talking about the need for american innovation. we begin our look at the state of the u.s. technology with gary shapiro president and c.e.o. of the consumer electronic association and the driving force behind the annual consumer technology showcase known as the c.e.s. he's also author of the new text "the comeback. how innovation will restore the american dream." good to have you then the program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: did you and president opaw ma coordinate this, your book about "the comeback" and his speech, did you coordinate this? >> i was overwhelmed with people noting the similarities, i'm fortunate in the timing. but the message is our nation is in trouble and our secret sauce is innovation. tavis: why do we think innovation is the way forward. >> we are in trouble financially, we have three choices, raise taxes, cut spending or grow. i like to focus on growth. there's a lot of talk about the other two. think about who we are as a nation and what we do. most of us are imm
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
. president obama welcomes mubarak's departure, saying it's just the beginning of egypt's transition to democracy. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> but as the protesters celebrate in cairo's tahrir square, many are asking what will happen now? >> welcome to "bbc news." we're broadcasting in the u.k. and right around the world. i'm alistair yates. there are scenes of rejoicing around egypt as they celebrate the news their president mubarak has resigned after 30 years in power. the vice president announced that the military had been placed in charge of the country, prompting a deafening yell of approval. this is the scene in the square at the moment, just after 4:00 a.m. local time. many people, as you can see, still there, reluctant to go home, wanting to enjoy this historic day. our middle east editor looks back at the last day of hosni mubarak's presidency. >> in the end, the announcement came suddenly and in tahrir square they were taken by surprise. but the news only took a few seconds to sink in. people who had
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Feb 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
from the north. president obama said the united states will formally recognize them as the independent state. >> a moment in history in the capital of the country about to split into. 98.3% of sumner's -- it was more for some to take. it has inspired many around the world. race came in from barack obama at the ceremony itself. -- praise came in from barack obama and the ceremony itself. >> in to resolve any differences that may arise, and by peaceful means. >> the president met his old enemy, the former rebel. he promised in the south would be allowed to secede. >> we have the results today. they express the wish of the people of the south. >> the new country is going to be born. independence will not happen until july. there will be tough negotiations. after separation, it will be under developed and unstable. the south has most of the oil. now in five short months, they will be able to raise the flag of their own country. already, the celebration has started. >> this is bbc news. still ahead, how it will help predict weather here on earth. buyers on the outskirts of paris have destro
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Feb 24, 2011 6:00pm PST
, they will be in malta. >> president obama has called the leaders of britain, france, and italy to discuss the response to the crisis. it can't be very encouraging that their meeting with the interior ministers. we have relations with these people and we have to bear in mind that they supply our energy. >> that is also something that president obama is thinking about. even though the u.s. imports no libyan oil itself, because of the risk to oil supplies to europe, china, and other parts of asia, it is driving up the price. gas prices are all very high in the u.s.. it is something that the americans are watching very closely. president obama has said that he believes that with strategic reserves, it is possible for the u.s. to ride it out. there is another factor in this crisis that limits the response that the outside world is taking. so far, an international action, there is very little concrete hard action that will put real pressure. >> the white house is watching his statements, but what contact is there on the government level? >> all we know is that one of the senior state department officials ha
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> a short while ago, i spoke to a correspondent in washington, steve kingston. i asked him how the obama administration has reacted to president mubarak's position. >> it won't come as any surprise to the americans, they've seen hosni mubarak dig in, they've seen senior figures within his government in effect say back off to the americans, you don't understand our country. and hosni mubarak seems to be saying that if he goes now, there will be the decent into chaos and confrontation, which, of course, is the worst case scenario for the americans. they see a -- it very differently. president obama has publicly said that hosni mubarak must go now, but privately, that does appear to be the view of the administration, and at all levels and in all contacts, they are trying to impress that view on hosni mubarak, that he must go soon. >> and what do you think will be said next in the united states? because we've had the comments. we haven't heard anything specifically from president obama yet. what happens next? >> it's just been announced that barack obama will take questions on this for the f
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Feb 26, 2011 12:30am PST
. president obama said the sanctions would target the assets of colonel qaddafi, members of his family and the libyan government while at the same time protect the interest of the libyan people. britain and france have drafted the u.n. security council resolution, which calls for an arms embargo as well as multilateral sanctions. earlier i spoke to our correspondent in new york. the timing was important because the president waited until the evacuation of all u.n. nationals from libya before imposing sanctions. >> that was a concern for the united states and some other european countries who have quite a lot of nationals in libya to be seen to be taking strong action while their citizens were still at risk in the country. now president obama has formalized what his officials announced earlier today, which is the position of financial sanctions, particularly they are freezing the assets and the property of libyan individuals and government in the united states. so the individuals include the family members of colonel mumetar qaddafi, senior liberal officials designated by the u.s. treas
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Feb 12, 2011 12:30pm PST
't know that! >> that's nonsense! >> multiple choice exit character, characterize president obama's moves in handling the egyptian cries. a, sure footed. b, flatfooted. c, wrong footed. d, none of the above? e, all of the above? >> a, b and c. >> that's all of the above. >> except for d! >> we go out the side door. >> he was cautious, in a rapidly changing situation, and there was fancy foot work there. and he comes out -- fancy footwork at the end and he looks pretty good, yes. >> really? >> well, i disagree. i this he was all over the map. you had some catastrophic situations where the director of national intelligence says the muslim brotherhood is largely secular, huge mistake. had he the king of saudi arabia calling him to the president of the united states, and he ran our c.i.a. director getting information from fox news, for crying out loud. this is not reflect very well on this administration. >> what do they say to him. >> abdullah had a very -- pretty frank, frank and brutal conversation saying do not humiliate your long stalwart ally of 30 years! >> i think obama did well withi
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Feb 19, 2011 12:30pm PST
egypt to have democracy. unless they're going to elect somebody -- >> what do you think of mr. obama's performance thus far? >> i think a slow start, but he got up to speed, which is not that unusual in these kind of situations. i mean, we did not have anybody here in the u.s. predicting the fall of the berlin wall either. this has been a massive series of events. everybody said it could happen some day but you didn't know when. everything came together with the crisis. >> as a result of a direct conflict between our ideals and beliefs, which are in democracy and one man one vote, and in our vital interests. in bahrain an american fleet there, which is a check on iran. if you have one man, one boat, will you get a see hartsfield- jackson government there and the sunnis won't allow that, and the king of about rain won't allow. that and i don't think the americans want that! >> which is why you see the administration playing this very carefully. they're really not out front nudging these leaders aside. on the other hand, if that leader in bahrain topples, the administration wants to be
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Feb 19, 2011 1:00pm PST
captioning by vitac, underwritten by fireman's fund >>> president obama dines and chats with silicon valley execs the same week a report shows a slight improvement in the valley's job outlook. a 45-year-old tax break for farmers to keep them from turning their land into housing is threatened by governor brown's budget. the world champion san francisco giants try for a two-for as spring training begins. and we look at an exhibit featuring african-american quilts and jazz music. all that coming up next. ♪ ♪ >>> good evening. i'm spencer michels sitting in for belva davis. welcome to "this week in northern california." joining me tonight on our news manual are rachel gordon, city hall reporter with the "san francisco chronicle" and a baseball fan. paul rogers, environment writer with the "san jose mercury news." and ryan flinn, reporter with bloomberg news. so ryan, president obama comes to silicon valley and then he goes up to oregon. a lot of to do, though not a lot of press coverage. why did he really come here? >> officially it was for a talk about innovation and jo
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Feb 3, 2011 12:30am PST
away. >> the demonstrators have a new friend. after days of hesitation, president obama has thrown his weight behind their cause saying that passion and the mindy was an inspiration to the world. >> people of egypt, i want to be clear, we hear your voices. >> today's violence was a challenge to the order of the change that the west wants. ban ki-moon condemned it. if it turns out that the regime has been sponsoring or tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable. >> the white house called the violence out regis and deplorable. >> if any of the violence is instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> president obamas spoke to mubarak for half an hour. he was said to be frank, direct, and candid. what do the americans mean by now? how soon is that. the president's press secretary had a way of putting it. now is yesterday. they want mubarak to go as soon as possible. for years, american presidents have seen mubarak as an indispensable ally. he has been backing the middle east peace process and a bowl worked -- a bulwark against islamic extrem
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Feb 4, 2011 12:30am PST
. >> the obama administration is discussing a proposed deal with the egyptian officials that would have mubarak resign immediately. they gave more details about the discussions. >> this is a story that has arab officials and white house diplomats that among the the options being discussed is a proposition that would see mubarak step down immediately and his newly appointed vice president take over as the head of the traditional -- transitional government with the backing of the defense secretary, the head of the army, and the white house sees the deal with the voice of opposition voices including the muslim brotherhood including opening up the democratization of egypt. a pretty strongly worded story from "the new york times." he was telling journalists that the president said that the president said that now is time to begin any reasonable and orderly transition. we have discussed a number of ways to move out for it. the white house is not denying that this plan exists and is being discussed with the egyptians. a senior administration official suggests that it is wrong to think that there is on
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Feb 12, 2011 12:30am PST
with the military. the generals say they will guarantee reform. president obama welcomes mubarak's departure saying it's just the beginning of ejiment's transition to democracy. -- egypt's transition to democracy. >> the people have spoken, their voices and egypt will never be the same. >> but as the protesters continue to celebrate in cairo's tahir square, many are asking what will happen now? >> welcome to bbc news. broadcasting in the u.k. and right around the world. there are scenes of rejoicing across egypt as hundreds of thousands of people celebrate the news of their president, hosni mubarak, has resigned after 30 years in power. the vice president oscar suleiman announced on television that the military had been placed in charge of the country. prompting a devinning roar of approval from the -- deafening roar of approval from tahir square. this is the scene in that square now. it's just after 6:00 local time there. many reluctant to go home. wanting to ensure their place in history. our middle east editor jeremy bowen looks back at the last day of hosni mubarak's presidency. >> in the end,
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Feb 22, 2011 6:30pm PST
for your time. >> thank you very much. a pleasure. >> tom: president obama headed to the heartland today, listening to small business owners at a cleveland, ohio, forum. calling them the backbone of the american economy, the president asked for their ideas on how uncle sam can make it easier for small businesses to grow. the president said, "when our small businesses do well, america does well." >> you're the anchors of our main streets-- small businesses built by folks who live and work in the community and look out for one another that end up determining success or failure of cities and towns. >> tom: president obama also used today's event to announce a.o.l. co-founder steve case is joining the new jobs and competitiveness panel. case will lead the start-up america partnership promoting entrepreneurship. >> susie: citigroup shares tumbled almost 5% today, the most active stock on the big board. investors sold shares on word that the trustee for victims of bernie madoff's fraud has targeted citigroup. in a suit filed in december but unsealed this week, trustee irving picard claims citi
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Feb 26, 2011 12:00am PST
who helped put us behind. tavis: what is there finally for a president obama or any president coming after him, to learn about not missing your moment historically? >> i think presidents or the sum total of all their experiences. i think that president obama and most presidents dealing in the modern era have the benefit of the civil rights movement, all different types of engagement with the population about rights and what the president needs as a leader in those areas. i think looking to history is imported to sort of not repeat the mistakes that people made in the past, and that is the value of history. i think that obama, from what i know of him, is a very careful student of history and understands the role that he has to play there. the terrible thing about johnson is that it is not that one man controls everything. but the president is a symbol. he exercises real power but also symbolic power. to have this person at the moment when they are trying to transform black lives to get up and say essentially, no, hold the line against that, he played a pivotal role in setting as back.
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Feb 11, 2011 12:30am PST
will not step down. protesters say he should go now. president obama said that we now all live in a connected world. what happens in cairo and affects all of us. >> president mubarak retains his title, but says he is turning over his powers to his vice- president. moments later, the vice president appeared on egyptian state television. >> i would like to stress that i am committed to do whatever i can to achieve a peaceful transfer of power. this was unexpected in washington. in a statement, president obama said it was not clear whether the changes were immediate, meaningful or sufficient. but clarification soon came from the egyptian investor to washington who told one interviewer that the vice president was now in control. speaking on abc news, the israel defense minister said that there would be not -- there would not be a heard transfer of power. >> usually, and irruption of idealist sentiment -- on the eruptian eruption of idealist sentiment. >> elsewhere, the french president nicolas sarkozy's said that he hopes that egypt will move towards democracy and another form of dictatorship. in
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Feb 1, 2011 12:30am PST
is a question for obama's administration, both there antonio and hillary clinton are being criticized for being slow to grasp the upheaval in egypt. muammar back has long been an ally. -- mubarak has long been an ally. andrew lot of has more. >> for 30 years the u.s. presidents have come and gone but it's always been the same egyptian president coming to visit. is barak obama the last u.s. leader to host hosni mubarak. maybe that's what the white house thinks but is not saying so yet, but instead is talking about an orderly transition. >> the way egypt looks and operates must change. that's why we believe we should increase the amount of freedom that is had by the egyptian people. but that's not for us to determine what the parameters and what the limits of those are. >> the white house can point to past history. president obama called for orderly change when he visited egypt two years ago. but now there's a lot more at stake. egypt has huge strategic importance to the u.s. it controls the suez canal, vital for u.s. navy ships heading to the persian gulf and for world trade. it's the largest ar
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Feb 8, 2011 12:30am PST
the north. president obama said the u.s. will formally recognize southern sudan as a sovereign independent state in july. >> a moment of history in the capital of a country about to split-two. the head of the referendum condition confirmed 98.8% of southerners have chosen independence. the motion was too much for some to take. -- the e motion was too much for some. there had been fares -- fears this would be a trigger for war. instead praise came in from barack obama and the mediator--- mediator in sudan -- >> resolve any differences that may arise exclusively by peaceful means. >> earlier in the day the president met his old enemy. the president promised the south would be allowed to secede. >> we have the results today. we warmly welcome them because they express the wish of the people of the south. >> so a new country will be born. their independence will not happen until july. before then, there will be tough negotiations in the disputed area on oil and citizenship. southern sudan will be unstable and northern sudan's economy will suffer because the south has more of the oil. southerne
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Feb 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
, president obama was suggesting that it was the policies of the predecessor, president bush, that helped make the u.s. a target. now have a situation where the obama administration is saying that, in fact, the u.s. is as much of a target as it was after 9/11. >> are the changes to securities since this heightened threat to? >> there is no word about increased security measures. since 9/11, there have been many, many changes in security. that is all over the u.s., in terms of government buildings and security checks that they have to go through. that is likely to continue. >> a colombian hostage released after 19 months of captivity has been reunited with his family. a local politician was handed over to a secret jungle location. he's one of five hostages that rebels promised to free this week as a gesture of peace to the colombian government. how significant the gesture was by far and if the colombian government will take it seriously? >> there was a lot of maneuvering going on. the farc have been badly hit over the last eight years or nine years. the u.s. peace process we had was in 1992. th
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Feb 10, 2011 12:00am PST
, and president obama also said when he went to china, "we do not see the world as a zero-sum game." what they are both saying is that gains in prosperity and power for china in this case need not come at the expense of the united states. i am slightly challenging that. or rather, i am saying in the aftermath of economic crisis, it does look bright on the u.s. and china particularly that a richer and more powerful china does actually challenging united states in both economic and political ways. there are some good developments. creative leadership might be a way to reestablish cooperation. the reason a zero-sum feature it is that i think we are moving to an era of international rivalries, u.s./china at the center of it, but probably also the european union, and the diplomats, the global government, efforts to find solutions to a whole range of issues like nuclear proliferation and food prices and economic development. they are all stuck, and they are all stuck for a reason, because countries cannot find common solutions because their national interests keep batting up against each other.
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Feb 19, 2011 12:00pm PST
and change things as well? >> obama. >> before obama. the martin luther king. >> i have come to a cooperative village school, bilingual, by national, but first, israel. arab and jewish children play and learn together. i'm like max in my own story. i want to know what both communities think and feel about one another. >> so you come to this school, and there are arabic children here. did you find it quite easy to begin to play with them? just as easy? >> yes, it was easy, but it takes some time. when kids say to another kid, "are you arab?" it was like a curse. i tell them that it is not a curse. >> you hear the bad stories. >> bad stories and not good stories. >> max witnesses the moment when the kites fly up over the wall. kites of peace. a new beginning maybe. a fresh start. so here we are, making cuts together -- making kites together. blue and pink? perfect. oliver sure of is the more scenes there are like this, the more children meet and talk when they are young, the greater the chance of understanding and reconciliation. sadly, when they are 12, the children are sent off to separate sc
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Feb 23, 2011 12:00am PST
by certain parts in this country president obama being labeled a socialist. and you suggest that is where we are headed. and your argument is where we're headed. unpack those sentences for me. >> i think, first of all, i'm using the term social lift with a small s. the united states has not embarked on a deliberate policy of designing a socialist state. it's not going to look like what you see in germany where there is a very deliberate society which has been designed to be socialist, in other words where the government takes the primary role as an arbiter of labor and capital and often in terms of creating capital for the economy. what you will see in the united states, the socialists with a small s will emerge by accident and it is much more detrimental and risky. and we are seeing many of those in the united states. for example, if you look at public sector compensation in the united states, for -- since 1980, it has been much higher than the average private sector compensation. this is quite surprising to people like me who looks to the united states as sort of a home to entrepreneurs in
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Feb 25, 2011 12:30am PST
of them, it cannot come soon enough. bbc news, benghazi. >> president obama has called leaders to discuss the response to the crisis in libya. andrew north has more details. >> the americans are saying they're trying to coordinate their response to the crisis, but there were few details given in the white house statement on these phone calls, saying that, again, condemning what is going on, also saying they were looking at the possibility of humanitarian assistance, but no more specifics on the question of what kind of direct action they could take to try and stop and gaddafi's forces from attacking protesters, which is causing so much concern and outrage around the world. a word that president obama has used himself. here in the u.s., one of the concerns now is the impact on gasoline prices. the oil price now has risen significantly, well above $100 per barrel. the u.s. does not import oil from libya. because of the risks to libyan oil supplies, that is driving up prices. gas prices are already high here. the president is saying he believes it will be possible for the u.s. to ride this o
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Feb 14, 2011 6:30pm PST
>> tom: president obama releases his 2012 budget proposal, cutting the deficit by more than $1 trillion over a decade. but republicans say it's not enough. >> the only way we can make these investments in our future is if the government starts to live within its means. >> this tells small businessmen and women, this tells all entrepreneurs that the more we borrow and spend today, the higher their taxes will be. >> susie: when it comes to spending, we'll look at what's in and what's out. you're watching "nightly business report" for monday, february 14. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. $3.7 trillion. that's the size of this year's budget president obama sent to congress today. the president called his new spending plan one of "tough choices and sacrifices." republicans bashed it, tom, and so did anyone connected to a program that got downsized. >> t
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Feb 24, 2011 6:30pm PST
for joining us. president obama said today he's confident about u.s. oil supplies, despite the upheavals in libya. susie, some lawmakers called on the president to tap into america's emergency oil supply to offset potential shortages. but president obama said he believes we'll be able "to ride out the situation." >> susie: tom, those comments late this afternoon reassured oil traders and then the price of oil dropped dramatically in the last hour of trading. april crude futures fell $0.82, closing at $97.28. they had been trading as high as $103 earlier in the day. >> tom: but despite that pullback, economists still worry high oil prices are a threat to the u.s. economy, forcing consumers to cut back on spending. erika miller reports. >> reporter: a penny or two might not seem like a lot, but even a small increase in a gallon of gas, week after week, gets noticed by drivers. >> now it probably takes me $55, $60 to fill up and before it was maybe $45, max, to fill up my car. but it goes up, what can you do? >> reporter: according to one estimate, just a one-cent increase in the price of a
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Feb 5, 2011 12:30am PST
no such letting up. president obama has repeated in his thoughts and said the country cannot return to its own ways. our world affairs editor takes a look at this behind the scenes. >> cornell, president mubarak -- for now, presidentmubarak seems to be winning the standoff. his type of egypt has always been a police state. the army is a fundamental source of power. under the president, the generals have run a very tight ship. personal freedoms have been in short supply, especially freedom of speech. the new vice president, in other general, used to be head of intelligence. now he speaks for the government. >> i want the opposition to understand that we can do what president mubarak has said. when a new president comes, he will have more time to make more changes. >> the government keeps accusing the legal islamist group of masterminding the demonstrations. there is no evidence of this. the brotherhood was founded by one person in 1928. it has been seeing an elite -- as an illegal underground movement. its teachings have inspired many. one person refused to meet us in person. they say they shou
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Feb 10, 2011 12:30am PST
to the forefront. there's the threat inside of the borders and also outside. before he was elected, president obama said it was the policies of his predecessor that helped to make the u.s. more of a target and you have this situation where they have said that the white house is as much of a target as it was after 9/11. >> have we seen a difference in the types of security? >> no word of any increased security measures but of course, there has been many changes in security all over the arrests -- all over the u.s. and a security checks that people have to go through when they fly and this sort of thing. that is likely to continue. >> a colombian hostage has been reunited with his family after 19 months in captivity. the hostage was handed over at a secret location. he is one of five hostages that the hostages have promised to release. -- that the rebel group has promised to release. >> marcos baquero stepped off of the helicopter and into the arms of his family. he was one of the of hostages to the group had wanted to trade for imprisoned rebels. >> of the loneliness. knowing that my family was suff
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Feb 12, 2011 12:00pm PST
. she also apprised -- helps president obama before stepping down. >> of the biggest threat is the degree of industrial espionage that is being conducted against our businesses. and the illegal copying of intellectual property that is really leading had and will enable those that are stealing it to leap ahead. >> of the british foreign secretary cited a real example of that kind of attack. >> a national-security interests of the u.k. were targeted in a deliberate attack. posing with a report, it was sent him by someone pretending to be an employee of another defense contractor. its purpose was undoubtedly to steal information related to our most sensitive defense project. >> attacks like that take people with unusual skills. one of the biggest problems in cyber security is finding the people best suited for keeping online system safe. here at the cyber security challenge, they are trying to stop the individuals that might be training to become the next generation of elite cyber professionals. >> it was the quality of the cyber threat emanating from china. 25,000 people are b
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Feb 7, 2011 6:30pm PST
to be at the beginning of the food chain when it comes to investing." >> tom: president obama says now is the time to invest in america. in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce, the president told business leaders the governmentt easier to take money off the sidelines to hire and invest. but in return, he says, businesses have a responsibility to their workers, not just shareholders. >> as we work with you to make america a better place to do business, i'm hoping that all of you are thinking what you can do for america. ask yourselves what you can do to hire more american workers, what you can do to support the american economy and invest in this nation. >> tom: responding to the president's remarks, house speaker republican john boehner said "president obama has retooled his rhetoric, but not his job-destroying policies." >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's n.b.r. newswheel: stocks closed higher on deals and acquisitions. we'll detail them in a moment. the dow rose 69 points, the nasdaq added nearly 15 and the s&p 500 up eight. as for volume, under 900 million shares on the big board
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Feb 10, 2011 6:30pm PST
-backed securities. whatever changes the obama administration proposes and congress okays, mortgage experts predict they'll be phased in over many years to avoid disrupting the mortgage market. >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's nbr newswheel. the blue chip winning streak comes to an end, as the dow closes lower for the first time in nine sessions, off ten points. the nasdaq and s&p rose one point each. trading volume spiked to one billion shares on the big board, and 2.5 billion on the nasdaq. weekly jobless claims hit their lowest level in 2 1/2 years. first time claims fell to 383,000 last week. economists say the weekly rate needs to drop another 8,000 to see a significant drop in unemployment. and another vacancy at the federal reserve-- kevin warsh is resigning from the bank's board at the end of march. during the financial crisis, warsh played a key role, helping arrange the sale of bear stearns. still ahead, behind the mega- screens at imax. we talk with c.e.o. richard gelfond about the next twist in the entertainment giant's fast- moving story. >> tom: the egyptian people wanted m
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Feb 11, 2011 6:30pm PST
grip on power. president obama applauds the move. >> the unid states will continue to be a friend and partner to egypt. we stand ready to provide whatever assistance is necessary, and asked for, to pursue a credible transition to a democracy. >> tom: stocks move higher, the dollar strengthens and oil prices fall, as the world reacts to egypt's changes. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, february 11. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. sites and sounds of freedom in egypt tonight. celebrations in the streets have replaced protests, as tens of thousands of people rejoice the resignation of president hosni mubarak. mubarak has left cairo ending his 30-year one-man rule of egypt. tom, the country's military in now in control. >> tom: susie, even though egypt still faces many challenges and there are questions about what's next
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Feb 15, 2011 6:30pm PST
sales through energy efficiency. >> susie: a strong defense of his budget today from president obama. he responded to criticism that he didn't make enough deep spending cuts. the president told reporters his plan, quote,"running up the credit card." le is confident republicans and democrats can agree on changes to he's confident republicans and democrats can agree on changes in social security and other programs, and he thinks investors and the markets want to shrink the deficit. >> if they see us chipping away at this problem in a serious way, even if we haven't solved 100% of it all in one fell swoop, then that will provide more confidence that washington can work. and more than anything, that's not just what the markets want; that's what the american people want. >> susie: but that's not how republican house budget committee chairman paul ryan sees it. ryan said the president hasn't shown the leadership needed to tame the deficit. house republicans want $61 billion worth of cuts in federal spending this year. >> tom, for all of the hoopla about that big merger we've been talking about
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Feb 18, 2011 6:30pm PST
to cut $60 billion in federal spending. topping the target list: president obama's health care reform. businesses are watching the battle carefully to see if their contracts will be eliminated. investors are looking for signs uncle sam's red ink will finally come under control. darren gersh has more on the spending drama. >> reporter: as you would expect, democrats and republicans mixed it up pretty good today. one of the hottest fights: whether to prohibit the obama administration from spending money to implement health care reform. new jersey's scott garrett called it a question of freedom. >> this is the first time in the history that the price of being an american is that you have to buy a particular product that some unknown un-faceless bureaucrat in washington ordains you have to buy. >> reporter: minority leader nancy pelosi fired back republicans are protecting insurance companies. >> it is again this congress saying to the american people we're here for special interests, we're not here for people's interests. >> reporter: republicans even took some swings at each other. tea
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Feb 24, 2011 12:00am PST
it that the obama administration has rolled out called race to the top. >> i agree with it strongly. never has such a small amount of money. it's big money by our standards. but not by the federal government standards. $4 billion or $5 billion. there are states all over the country that changed a lot of antiquated rules in order to be eligible for that money. colorado is one of them. we were very unjustly denied that money. and i still -- tavis: i knew that was coming. >> but i still support the program. look, it's time for us to admit that we spend a lot of time in the popular press talking about how we're losing the race for mathematicians and losing the rase for engineers. and that's true. but we're also losing the race for people to teach people to be mathematicians and engineers. and the reason for that is that we architected that system, how we pay teachers, how we train teachers and how we educate teachers. in a labor market that discriminated against women and said you got two choices. one is being a teacher and one is being a nurse and how come -- about teaching julius caesar 30 years
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
to bring that about. there was a tough call between barack obama and hosni mubarak. the press secretary is admitting like everybody else that officials in washington are watching open-mouthed at these momentous events that are happening around the world. >> publicly or privately, what can the americans do to supply more pressure on mubarak? >> i suppose the biggest six they have his the $1.5 billion in aid to that the u.s. gives annually to egypt. at the end of last week, the white house was implying that that aid would be reviewed and perhaps be conditional on what transpires in the days that move ahead. also, i think there are communications taking place at various levels. we know there is military-to- military contacts between cairo and washington. they are keen to make sure the army honors its pledge not to fire on to the demonstrators. the president, himself, paid tribute to the army 24 hours ago. that is seen as the crucial dimension of the problem from washington. >> you are watching bbc news. looking into outer space, a thousand new planets are discovered in distant solar system
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Feb 3, 2011 12:00am PST
of pollutants. i was so happy to hear obama say in his speech last week that they're really going to push back and not allow anything that interferes with the help of our children and grandchildren of anyone in the country. the public just does not know how much pressure is being brought down upon the epa to weaken the laws. the lobbyists are hitting like crazy for mercury and so many pollutants, so, please, everyone should keep on top of this and write their congress people and let them know that the health of our children and all of us is so important. tavis: so the new film, "waiting for forever." there is a new generation but who have come to know you because of ben stiller. >> it is so funny, on the subway in new york, have people who say, are you the mommy up -- yes, i am the mother. it that seems to be my claim to fame. tavis: you are ok with it? >> i am fine with it. tavis: the new film is "waiting for forever." blyther, great to have you on the program. at a tremendous honor for me. tavis: a tremendous honor for me also. that is our show for tonight. thank you for watching, and as alw
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Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm PST
evidence. >> president obama has said he wants to cut more than $1 trillion from america's federal budget to restore the united states to fiscal health. the proposed budget has seen as an opening bid in a long process of negotiation with house and senate leaders. there is already been a dismissive response from the republican party, which controls the house of representatives. you are watching bbc news. 50 days into the virtual voyage to mars. the astronauts stretch their legs from the seatup. -- from d.c.walk. these 14 people have died in an air crash in honduras near the capital. the government minister believed to be the amount the victims. it crashed in heavy fog. >> the immediate aftermath of the crash, the wreckage of the plane strayed across the hillside. 14 people were on board at the time, all of them are killed. the control tower lost contact with them just after 8:00. they immediately raised the alarm that something was wrong with the aircraft. the course of the crash is being investigated, but one factor would have been the weather. heavy fog in the area at the time. >> there
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Feb 15, 2011 12:00am PST
the excess. tavis: president obama wants to find a way to wind it down freddie mac and fannie mae. what do you make of that? >> i have not had a chance to look at his recommendations yet? we found freddie mac and fannie mae --these were publicly traded corporations. they followed wall street into investing in risky subprime mortgages but that was to regain market share and get compensation. i don't think you can go back to a model of having privatized gains and socialized losses. the american taxpayers bashed up the losses. i hope we move to a model where we don't have the up side going into the private sector and downside with the tax payers. tavis: you mentioned the report finds the crisis was avoidable. this report also finds government was ill equipped to deal with them period where this mess unfolded. talk about the fact it was unavoidable. talk about the fact that government was ill-equipped to deal with it. >> there are two phases here. we made a set of decisions to allow a shadow banking system to become even bigger than our regular banking system. the fed sat on its hands while pr
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. >> john kerry has been meeting pakistani leaders in an attempt at damage control. president obama insists pakistan cannot put davis on trial because he has diplomatic immunity. >> if our diplomats are in another country they are not subject to that country's local prosecution. >> fears he will be freed haunt the family of one of his victims. they say he was just 17. his young widow has already taken her own life. other relatives told us they are ready to do the same. >> if we see justice slipping away we will kill ourselves. first was my sister-in-law. we will do the same if raymond davis is released. >> freeing davis could enflame the streets here. anti-american sentiment is already close to boiling point. but is love knows u.s. aid could be cut -- islamabad knows u.s. aid could be cut. >> japan has suspended its annual will haunt. activists have made it unsafe -- japan has suspended its annual whale hunt. >> the standoff has been taking place between japanese whalers intent on carrying out their hunt antique environmentalist's determined to stop them. the sea shepherd group has pursued
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